The Monkey’s Paw Activities and Worksheets – Digital & Printable!
Interacting with W.W. Jacob’s short horror story “The Monkey’s Paw” is easy and engaging with these post-reading activities & worksheets! A wide variety of no-prep activities are included, making it easy for you to differentiate your instruction, extend the learning for your early finishers, or provide student choice. Printable? Digital? It’s all included to save YOU time..
Both teachers and students love these unique and challenging critical thinking activities for The Monkey’s Paw. Students will make three wishes of their own → then consider what their consequences might be. They will also rewrite the ending, compare the story to a film, and much more.
Here’s a breakdown of The Monkey’s Paw Activities and Worksheets included:
★ Plot Diagram – Can your students complete a plot diagram for “The Monkey’s Paw?”
★ Make Three Wishes – Students will make three wishes and consider the consequences of each wish.
★ Rewrite the Ending – Have students take the story down a different path by tweaking the story.
★ Research Superstitions – Take the superstition theme a step further and have students research specific superstitions. What does it mean? Where did it originate?
★ Compare & Contrast – Watch a film adaptation of “The Monkey’s Paw” and compare it to the short story. Add another layer by watching a third version and comparing all three!
★ Thank You Letter – Sneak in some theme work by asking students to write the short story a thank you letter – thanking it for teaching them a specific lesson.
All you need to do to use these resources is hit print or assign on your digital learning platform. Everything is ready to go!
Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):
RL.6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5
RL.7.1, 7.2, 7.3
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